3 Practical Ways To Become Free From Judgmentalism

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Today, I want to keep exploring ways to help defeat judgmentalism. It’s an ugly cancer that needs to be cut out of our lives. What’s the procedure?  [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] Jesus’ practical instruction, recorded in Luke 6.37-38, provides us with some insights for dealing with judgmentalism.  Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be … Read More

Judgmentalism: The (Not So) Acceptable Sin

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Now that Boyd had been brought to repentance in the mysterious events of Tuesday morning, he decided to revisit the Matthew 7 passage and study it more deeply. He noticed, since Tuesday, that his perspective on other people seemed different. His knee-jerk reactions had been affected. He was slower to label people. He felt kinder to everyone. By default, he … Read More

7 Surprising Implications To Understanding Salvation As A Person

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While sitting in McDonald’s a while ago, an elderly gentleman asked me, “Are you saved?” Since I live in the South now, this shouldn’t surprise me. One often hears conversations about church, theology, Christianity, or the hot new Christian book or program. Church members are often taught that the best way to live the Christian life is to be a … Read More

Starting Out As a Child Is How We Are To End

Keith KettenringBible Insights, Christian Living, Ministry Leaders, The Uncommon Journey2 Comments

In one of **Bill Cosby’s first recorded comedy routines, he talks about some experiences of his childhood beginning with the line, “I started out as a child.” The audience erupts in laughter. It’s a funny line because it states the obvious, but normally forgotten, truth. We all start out our lives as children. Spiritually speaking, it’s too bad we don’t … Read More

2 Simple Realities That Make All The Difference On Your Faith Journey

Keith KettenringAncient Paths, Bible Insights, Christian Living, The Uncommon Journey6 Comments

Could it be that faith in God has gotten complicated for you?  Many believe you must understand a certain theological system or interpret scripture using a hard-to-grasp paradigm before your relationship with God makes sense. I don’t think so!  [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] For decades I studied God and his ways. Sometimes, I’d back myself into an intellectual corner and sit there … Read More

A True Test of Spirituality & 6 Ways To Deal With It

Keith KettenringBible Insights, Christian Living, Prayer & Fasting, The Uncommon Journey2 Comments

I once heard Warren Wiersbe, popular evangelical writer and speaker, say that if you want to get a true picture of the spiritual life of a prospective pastor, put him on the basketball court not behind the pulpit. I agree. The true nature of a person is best shown by their interactions with others when self-control is tested. [featured-image single_newwindow=”false”] … Read More